The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
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Market Harborough: Unveiling of the Memorial Cross
The town of Market Harborough turns out for the solemn occasion of the unveiling of their Great War memorial to commemorate the dead of the 1914-'18 conflict.
Non-Fiction 1921 13 mins
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On 25 September 1921 Major General Sir Reginald Hoskins and the Bishop of Peterborough, Frank Woods lead a service to dedicate the 1914-'18 memorial cross in the town of Market Harborough in Leicestershire. 254 men did not return to the town and its smaller neighbours Great and Little Bowden from the nearly 2,000 'Harborough Boys' who bravely joined up and went to war. The town's memorial cross remains an enduring memory to the 254.
Preston and District Roll of Honour, 6th, 7th, 5th Series
Roll of Honour film 1915 14 mins
A rare surviving WWI memorial film, featuring poignant images of men killed or injured serving in the armed forces.
Funeral at the Front
Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins
Sombre and moving World War I newsreel story.
Peace Celebrations at Haslingden July 19th 1919
Non-Fiction 1919 13 mins Location: Haslingden
Charming, fun and heartwarming portrait of a Lancashire town coming together to celebrate Peace Day.
Nurse and Martyr
Biopic 1915 11 mins
The moving true story of wartime heroine Nurse Edith Cavell, recreated in the aftermath of her execution.
Documentary 1935 10 mins Location: Stepney
While Britain celebrates... A caustic reminder of conditions for London's East End underclass in George V's jubilee year.
Unveiling of the War Memorial to the Men of Alfreton
Non-Fiction 1927 7 mins Location: Alfreton
Thousands gather in Alfreton to remember the dead of the Great War.
A Trip through "Libertyland"
Non-Fiction 1928 30 mins Location: Market Harborough
Life and work at Symington, the corset makers, at its factory in Market Harborough
Market Harborough: Public Welcome to Service Men
Non-Fiction 1919 12 mins Location: Market Harborough
Children in their Sunday best lead the parade to welcome home the survivors from the nearly 2,000 'Harborough Boys' who bravely went to war.
Celebrating a Centenary
Promotional 1956 34 mins Location: Market Harborough
A century of corset manufacture by Symingtons of Market Harborough is celebrated with a slap-up meal in a marquee and much merriment on the sports ground.
Workers Leaving Symington's, Market Harborough
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Location: Market Harborough
Striking close-ups of Edwardian corset makers
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Redhill Aerodrome
The skies above Redhill are abuzz with planes as the fliers of Surrey's Tiger Club perform an aerial show for the crowds below
Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Location: Brighton
Tony Mitchell captures a variety of events during Jubilee year - including day trips to Brighton and a bunting covered London as well as an accident at an airshow
This is Bournemouth
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
The Building of the Eastern Road flyover on the M27
Amateur film 1970 7 mins Location: Hilsea
The roads around Portsmouth are about to be transformed with concrete and steel in this 1970 film from W J Evans.
A Tour of Conservative Wards in Southampton
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Location: Southampton
A Tory MP and his wife meet their female battalions in a tour of Southampton's wards - while Stanley Baldwin lends his own support at an outdoor fete